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Fosters.com April 9, 2020
According to the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, based on Wuhan, China’s experience with domestic violence during the coronavirus-related lock-down, abuse escalated significantly. The coalition projects incidents here may increase by 30 percent or more.
What makes the current situation more dangerous is not only that domestic abuse will rise during the COVID-19 crisis, according to experts in the field, but that reports of those incidents may drop, making them invisible to those who can help. For example, with schools closed, teachers and administrators - all mandatory reporters – aren’t around to report to authorities when they notice physical or emotional signs of abuse in their students.
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